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ArtRave: The Artpop Ball
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World tour by Lady Gaga
Associated album Artpop
Start date May 4, 2014 (2014-05-04)
End date November 24, 2014 (2014-11-24)
Legs 5
Shows
  • 5 in Asia
  • 30 in Europe
  • 37 in North America
  • 6 in Oceania
  • 78 total
Lady Gaga concert chronology
Lady Gaga Live at Roseland Ballroom
(2014)
ArtRave: The Artpop Ball
(2014)

ArtRave: The Artpop Ball (stylized as artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball) is the fourth concert tour by American singer Lady Gaga. It was launched in support of her third studio album, Artpop (2013), and has scheduled dates in North America, Europe, Oceania, and Asia and started on May 4, 2014, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The tour took its concept from the ArtRave event organized by Gaga for promoting Artpop, and would visit cities where she had cancelled dates of her Born This Way Ball tour, due to undergoing a hip surgery. Prior to kicking off the ArtRave: The Artpop Ball, Gaga held a seven day residency show at Roseland Ballroom in New York and also performed at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival at Austin, Texas.

The stage for the tour was reminiscent of a white cave and consisted of two sections, with catwalks connecting them through the audience area. It was made of lucite which rendered them translucent, and enabled the crowd to dance underneath it while still being able to watch the show. Gaga developed a number of unique costumes for the tour, including one with tentacles, one with bejeweled wings attached to it, a rave inspired outfit and also one where she wore a necklace made of marijuana leaves.

Gaga partnered with British mobile network O2 in the UK and Absolut Vodka in the US for promoting the tour. Tickets for multiple shows sold out immediately once available, prompting the singer to add more dates continuously. Her performances at Roseland further spiked interest in the tour. Negative reports about the commercial aspects of the tour were dismissed by Live Nation's Chairman, Arthur Fogel.

Background

While releasing her third studio album Artpop, Gaga held a private event in New York known as ArtRave, where she performed songs from the album and showcased art pieces. Later she took the concept of ArtRave and created ArtRave: The Artpop Ball tour. After abruptly cancelling the North American leg of her previous Born This Way Ball (2012–13) tour due to a major hip injury, the tour began with its first leg in the United States on May 4, 2014, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[1] ArtRave: The Artpop Ball had the singer visiting cities where she canceled tour dates in order to undergo the surgery, as well as playing new cities.[2] Prior to the beginning of the tour, Gaga headlined six shows (March 28, 30, 31 and April 2, 4 and 6) at the Roseland Ballroom, New York City, and these shows were the final performances at the venue. Additionally a seventh show was added, which was held on April 7 and officially closed the venue.[3]

Gaga also held a one-off concert for ArtRave: The Artpop Ball inside a six-storey vending machine at Doritos' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival at Austin, Texas. The city's Music and Entertainment division had initially denied permission to Gaga for playing inside the venue citing that it was for "public safety concerns". Don Pitts from the division said that the venue being in close proximity with a parking lot was the reason they had to cancel Gaga's application.[4] On March 6, 2014, it was announced that Gaga would indeed play at the venue. Tickets were sold to the fans through different competitions and challenges. Randal Lane from Forbes reported that the concert would support Gaga's Born This Way Foundation and charity events, but nevertheless opined that "the way they're doling out the tickets is still crass".[5][6][7] The concert was criticized when artist Millie Brown vomited a green liquid over Gaga during the performance of "Swine" from Artpop. It received complaints that the performance "glamorized" eating disorders.[8] In response to the controversy, Brown told MTV News: "I can understand why people would make that association, but my performance is really not a statement about eating disorders themselves."[9] Gaga herself told Today "Millie and I know that not everybody's going to love that performance, but we both really believe in artistic expression and strong identities, and I support her and what she does. Artpop, my new album, is about bringing art and music together in the spirit of creative rebellion, and for us, that performance was art in its purest form."[10]

Development

For the tour, Gaga told Capital FM that she wanted something other than the "Monster Pit" arrangement she previously had in the Born This Way Ball tour, since she was always limited to performing on one portion of the arena. Hence Gaga and her team thought of building two stages, one main stage and an accompanying one on the far end of the arena. It would be enhanced by the addition of a catwalk which would wind all around the arena floor, enabling the singer to interact with the audience.[11] In March 2014, Gaga tweeted a picture of the stage which showed a runway extending from the main platform up to the general admission seats and then bifurcating into two additional runways, ending in small stages within the audience. At the end of the first runway, another platform was constructed which descended into the crowd directly. Gaga noted that the 110 feet (34 m) long runways would be made of lucite rendering them translucent, so that the crowd can dance underneath it while still being able to watch the show. The main stage was described as a white cave, reminiscent of Atlantica from the 1989 Disney film The Little Mermaid, and featured a digital backdrop showing stars and the moon.[12][13] The band was placed inside the white dome like structures on the stage, described by John Jurgenson from The Wall Street Journal as like the planet Tatooine in the Star Wars series. At the end of one of the Lucite runways, a piano was hidden beneath enormous stalagmite like structures reminiscent of Superman's Fortress of Solitude in the comics.[14][15] There was also a bar overlooking the piano aread, where the audience could order drinks while watching the show.[16] Carl Williot from Idolator website compared the stage with that of ArtRave, and felt that it looked like an "insect" with the extended runway and smaller stages.[17] Following the reveal of the image, the hashtag #LadyGagaTourStage started trending globally in Twitter.[18] According to Stacy Lambe from Out magazine, the stage took over 21,000 hours to construct, including the catwalks. There are 15 inflatable trees which are air hosed on the stage to re-create a garden during one of the segments. The whole set up took three hours to dismantle and 21 trucks to carry it from one venue to another.[19]

Gaga did not preview the costumes for the tour until the opening night. There were seven dresses created for the show, all throughout the different segments. The first was a bejeweled leotard which had the Jeff Koons blue gazing ball attached in the middle; the ball was previously used in the album cover art for Artpop. Gaga accessorized the dress with a pair of feathered wings while wearing a blond bob wig reminiscent of her looks from The Fame era.[20][21] A rave inspired outfit was worn for the last segment and consisted of colorful dreadlocks and legwarmers made of fur. She added a shirt consisting of straps and plastic sleeves with it. One of the complex outfits was made of latex and consisted of a polka dotted leotard and a number of tentacles attached to the dress as well as a headpiece with two tentacles from it. Daniel Welsh from The Huffington Post compared it to the sea-witch Ursula from Disney's 1989 film, The Little Mermaid.[20][21] The singer also wore short dress coupled with a platinum bob wig; another version of the dress had a gown attached to it, with Gaga wearing a long wig inspired by Donatella Versace. Before the final performance Gaga wears black latex pants and a top, with a green wig on her head and a necklace made of marijuana leaves. Finally, Gaga also wore a seashell bikini top and voluminous wig; the ensemble had been worn by Gaga in previous live performances for the Artpop era.[20] Her dancers wore neon colored outfits with matching head gears and accessories. Gaga also had a number of unique props, including a Gibson Flying V guitar during "Venus", a plastic chair shaped like a claw and a keytar which was shaped like a sea horse.[15] BBC News reported that the costumes for the UK leg of the tour were designed by Fashion graduate Dayne Henderson. He had been chosen by one of Gaga's stylists after seeing his tweet to the singer about his designs. Henderson developed hoods, masks and head pieces for Gaga and her dancers. He had to produce the cloths in latex, and within 12 days had to deliver it to Gaga's management.[22]

Concert synopsis

The show starts off with a video introduction about the tour, followed by dancers appearing on stage with balloons and blue gazing balls. The video continues to play as Gaga emerges from beneath the stage, wearing a golden leotard with wings. She proceeds to sing "Artpop" and then "G.U.Y.", the latter having choreography from its music video. The song transitions to "Donatella" with the screen showing flashing stars and colorful cloud formations. Gaga then performs "Fashion!" on the piano and goes back for a costume change as the band plays the remaining part of the song.

Next section starts with "Venus" as large inflatable flowers rise from below on stage. Gaga appears in the seashell bikini ensemble and also uses a guitar as a prop. After a short speech, "Manicure" and "Cake Like Lady Gaga" are performed. Gaga disappears inside for another outfit change as the band plays an outro. She emerges back onto stage in the white outfit and wig as a video shows her twirling on screen. A short version of "Just Dance" is sung, with her dancers dressed as "sea people". The sea horse shaped keytar is used for the performance. It is followed by short versions of "Poker Face" and "Telephone", transitioning to another outfit.

The section begins with Gaga wearing the tentacle dress, performing "Partynauseous" and "Paparazzi" with some ambient and quiet music. As she makes her way down the runways, her dancers bring the "Monster Paw Chair" and puts it on one of the small stages. There Gaga sings "Do What U Want" and near the end she reaches for the piano to perform an acoustic version of "Born This Way". A speech ensues, which is followed by "Jewels n' Drugs", as Gaga disappears beneath the stage. A video interlude starts showing the singer dancing. Gaga rises from the stage, wearing the black latex dress near the piano, to sing the chorus of "Jewels n' Drugs".

"Aura" triggers off the next act with Gaga and the dancers performing on the main stage. A red couch is brought out on which "Sexxx Dreams" is sung. Following this, white chairs are brought out onto the stage by the dancers for "Mary Jane Holland", during which a choreography is shown with the chairs. "Alejandro" takes place on the lucite runways while Gaga declares that she would change costume on stage. "Ratchet" plays as an intro as Gaga gets naked while her dancers help change into the rave inspired outfit and wig. The performance of "Bad Romance" starts with the original choreography from its music video, followed by "Applause", during which a video backdrop shows the singer in various disguises. Next Gaga begins performing "Swine", during which her dancers fire stuffed animals into the crowd using cannons. Gaga leaves the stage for a final costume change, appearing to perform "Gypsy" for the encore. Gaga performs most of the song at the piano then makes her way along the runway to finish the performance on the main stage and closes the show.

Commercial reception

Ticket sales

The tickets were first available to members of Gaga's social network website, Littlemonsters.com. They were provided with a unique code for ordering tickets from online, but were limited to four tickets per member. According to Live Nation, the first batch of tickets for the tour went on sale from December 9, 2013, and sell-out shows were reported from Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Los Angeles and Edmonton within hours. This led to two new dates being added to the itinerary: June 26 at Milwaukee's Marcus Amphitheater, and June 28 at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall.[23] On January 29, 2014, Gaga released the dates for the European leg of the tour, which would begin September 23, 2014, from Belgium.[24] The singer partnered with British mobile network O2, for a deal which would enable the company's customers to avail tickets for the tour three days prior to the general release. The deal included Gaga being featured in a new advertisement, for promoting the UK leg of the tour and showed her wearing a dress with large, glittering shoulder pads while running towards a concert stage.[25] This was the second time Gaga partnered with O2, first in November 2013, for exclusive access to the tracks from Artpop, ahead of its UK release.[24] Upon release, Ticketmaster reported that the UK venues completely sold out within five minutes, prompting the singer to add another two dates in London.[26][27] In April and May 2014, she released more floor tickets for sale, after ensuring larger crowd capacity for all the UK venues and a total of eight new dates.[28][29]

For the US dates, Gaga partnered with Absolut Vodka, who transformed the bar adjacent to the stage into a lounge called "Absolut Artpop Lounge", where some of the lucky fans could watch the show, while ordering cocktails of their choice. Two fans would be chosen on the spot to have seats at the bar; tickets could also be won through a contest at the Absolut website. Gaga explained that with the help of Absolut she could "[create] a special experience where fans can actually sit inside the stage and have their own bar. It's going to be a huge rave in the spirit of art and creativity." Other promotions announced at the website included winning an all-expense-paid trip to see Gaga's show on September 30 at Stockholm, Sweden, and Gaga-inspired runway shows at LGBT bars across the nation, from where another set of tickets could be won.[16] Four dates were added in Australia, starting from August 20, 2014, at Perth.[30] She had one concert at Dubai's Meydan Racecourse on September 10, but newspaper Gulf News reported that the show would be censored for respecting cultural traditions in the UAE. According to Marco Riois, chairman of AMI Live which organized the show in Dubai, "there will be some edits... It cannot be the full show, because it wouldn't be allowed. So it's a special show for Dubai and for the culture".[31]

Boxscore

An article in Forbes magazine spoke about the commendable ticket pricing ensued by Live Nation for the tour. Jesse Lawrence from the magazine noticed how the ticket prices were lowered to an average of $68 in Gaga's primary markets and ensuing fast sell-outs, compared to those of her contemporaries, like Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour which had an average ticket price at $86. Conversely, the average price was raised to as high as $269 in Gaga's secondary markets, although with fewer tickets available than Cyrus' tour. This again ensued that the revenue was earned with profit. Lawrence concluded by saying that "Lady Gaga's pricing, seems to be taking a longer-term view and is focused on providing access to as many of her fans as possible as opposed to wringing out every last dollar on the current tour."[32] In April 2014, Lawrence reported that following Gaga's performance at Roseland Ballroom, the tour ticket prices in the secondary markets went up by 5.3%, with major increases being visible at Philips Arena in Atlanta. Tickets at Madison Square Garden rose up to $338.81, which was 42.6% higher than the average price. Other locations where ticket prices saw an increase were MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, TD Garden Arena in Boston and United Center in Chicago. A higher price was set for the first of two nights at Staples Center in Los Angeles, resulting in one of the costliest tickets in the show. The pricing was leveled off for the second night and they gradually decreased with the tour's progress.[33] This was evident in the tour date switch up between May 12 and May 15 at Washington and Philadelphia, respectively, where the ticket prices fell by 29.5%.[34]

Reports arose in the media that the ticket sales for the tour were falling, leading Arthur Fogel, Chairman of Live Nation's Global Touring division, to brand them as "ridiculous". He clarified to Billboard that the about 80% of the tickets were sold in North America and Europe, and they were still in the process of releasing future dates for numerous venues. The 29 shows in North America had grossed around US $26 million, with an average of almost $900,000 per show. Fogel also addressed concerns that Live Nation had lost $30 million from Gaga's tour, saying that if a similar situation really happened, then the company would have cancelled the concerts. "I just don't know how this shit gets any traction without people doing their homework... Just a complete fool would say something like that and it could only come from somebody who has an agenda, because it makes absolutely no sense, on any level", Fogel concluded.[35] A total of 800,000 tickets have been sold for the tour, as reported by Billboard.[36]

In June 2014 Billboard released the first boxscore figures for the tour, upto the June 2 date. Gaga placed at number four on the boxscore list with total gross of $13.9 million, and more than 171,000 tickets sold. The boxscore figure for her Roseland Ballroom performance was also revealed to have grossed $1.5 million with more than 24,000 tickets sold.[37]

Critical response

John Walker from MTV News reviewed the opening concert in Fort Lauderdale, and was impressed with the show. He particularly liked the segment, when after the performance of "Alejandro", Gaga decided to change her costume onstage and did so with the help of her stylists. Walker added that "to prove this, [Gaga] ripped the green, shoulder-length wig right off of her head. Yes, she literally snatched her own wig. Reverse Warholian expedition says what?"[38] Walker further emphasized in another review for MTV that the tour expanded on Gaga's characteristic "fan-to-artist" connections and theatrics she had developed with the Born This Way Ball.[39] Melissa Ruggieri from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reviewed the show at Philips Arena. She gave positive feedback on the whole show, considering Gaga's camaraderie with her fans and the audience as honest and a highlight. Ruggieri complimented Gaga's vocals and the performances of her previous hit singles, which she believed paled the songs from Artpop.[40] Adam Carlson from Billboard praised the show saying that it turned the "spectacle" into a "surprise". He complimented the choreography and the constant costume changes, explaining that "talking about [Gaga's] performances is more fun than listening to them, but don't take that as an insult. There's just a lot to talk about."[41] Scott Mervis of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believed that the actual "rave" of the tour started with Gaga's performances of "Just Dance" and "Poker Face" and the acoustic interpretation of "Born This Way", at Consol Energy Center.[42] Chris Richards from The Washington Post said that "for a pop concert in an arena [Verizon Center], it felt good. As a public exercise in reciprocal, unconditional love, it felt unique [from Gaga]."[43]

Hilary Hughes from Fuse wrote that Gaga's vocals sounded trained and "flawless" on the show.[44] Glenn Gamboa from Newsday was impressed with the performances, saying "Whether it was the goofiness of 'Venus', the playfulness of 'Donatella' or the throwback soul of 'Do What U Want', which she crowned with an a cappella bit of gospel, she filled the songs with an intensity that was infectious."[45] Lauren Moraski from CBS News felt that Gaga was in "full-force" during the concert and "seemed right at home" with the New York crowd.[46] Frank Scheck from The Hollywood Reporter commended the stage setup, the costumes and the overall entertainment aspect of the tour, saying that "Unlike Madonna, who engages in similar, but decidedly chillier, over-the-top theatrics, Gaga invests her spectacles with an undeniable sweetness and heart." Scheck was positive about the performances of songs like "Gypsy" and "Born This Way".[14] Ross Raihala from St. Paul Pioneer Press commended Gaga for changing the mix of the songs from Artpop for the live performances, there by giving them a new dimension on stage. He also noticed how the costumes were less "tame" than her previous tours.[47] Chuck Yarborough from The Plain Dealer noticed that backing tracks were used for some of the songs, but was impressed by Gaga and her dancer's energy. He believed that the contralto during "Do What U Want" showed that Gaga "is terribly underrated as a singer and musician".[48] Jim Harrington from San Jose Mercury News called the show "an absolute smash" and better than the Born This Way Ball tour.[49]

Negative review came from Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone who reviewed the show at Madison Square Garden and was disappointed, calling it a "a run-of-the-mill arena-rock show, the kind where a band has a shoddy new album to flog". He was not impressed that Gaga chose to ignore songs from Born This Way and its hit singles, concluding that "If you're a Gaga fan, especially one who witnessed the pop glory of the Monster Ball in 2010, it's no fun to see her fail on her home turf".[50] Adam Graham from The Detroit News was of the opinion that "[t]he show simply had no spark, and it never got off the ground. It was Gaga's Artpop alright — the kind of pop that occurs when you poke a hole in a balloon."[51] The Boston Globe writer James Reed felt that "something" was missing from Gaga's performance, and it felt "hollow". He also criticized Gaga's reliance on backing tracks to sing her songs.[52]

Set list

This setlist is representative of the show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It does not represent all dates throughout the tour.[53]

  1. "Artpop"
  2. "G.U.Y."
  3. "Donatella"
  4. "Fashion!"
  5. "Venus"
  6. "Manicure"
  7. "Cake Like Lady Gaga"
  8. "Just Dance"
  9. "Poker Face"
  10. "Telephone"
  11. "Partynauseous"
  12. "Paparazzi"
  13. "Do What U Want"
  14. "Born This Way"
  15. "Jewels n' Drugs"
  16. "Aura"
  17. "Sexxx Dreams"
  18. "Mary Jane Holland"
  19. "Alejandro"
  20. "Ratchet"
  21. "Bad Romance"
  22. "Applause"
  23. "Swine"
  24. "Gypsy"
Notes
  • During the performance in Fort Lauderdale, Gaga premiered the unreleased duet with Kendrick Lamar, "Partynauseous".[54]
  • During the performance in New York City, rapper T.I. joined Gaga onstage to perform "Jewels n' Drugs".[55]
  • During the performance in St. Paul, Gaga performed an a cappella version of "The Queen".[56]
  • During the performance in Calgary, Gaga performed a shortened version of "Hair".[57]

Shows

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening act, tickets sold, amount of available tickets, and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance Revenue
North America[58][59][60]
May 4, 2014 Fort Lauderdale United States BB&T Center Lady Starlight 12,977 / 12,977 $1,173,695
May 6, 2014 Atlanta Philips Arena Lady Starlight
Hatsune Miku
10,480 / 10,480 $941,142
May 8, 2014 Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center 12,185 / 12,185 $961,090
May 10, 2014 Uncasville Mohegan Sun 7,722 / 7,722 $564,692
May 12, 2014[a] Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 14,866 / 14,866 $1,014,800
May 13, 2014 New York City Madison Square Garden 14,326 / 14,326 $1,625,812
May 15, 2014[b] Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 15,424 / 15,424 $1,037,606
May 17, 2014 Detroit Joe Louis Arena 11,971 / 11,971 $954,173
May 18, 2014 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena 12,792 / 12,792 $1,000,814
May 20, 2014 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center 10,084 / 10,084 $796,395
May 22, 2014 Winnipeg Canada MTS Centre 12,507 / 12,507 $974,017
May 25, 2014 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome 12,662 / 12,662 $982,731
May 26, 2014 Edmonton Rexall Place 13,855 / 13,855 $1,053,861
June 2, 2014 San Diego United States Viejas Arena 9,332 / 9,332 $851,927
June 3, 2014 San Jose SAP Center at San Jose
June 26, 2014[c] Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater Lady Starlight
Crayon Pop
June 28, 2014 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
June 30, 2014 Boston TD Garden
July 2, 2014 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
July 4, 2014[d] Quebec City Plains of Abraham N/A
July 5, 2014[e] Ottawa LeBreton Flats
July 7, 2014 Buffalo United States First Niagara Center Lady Starlight
Crayon Pop
July 9, 2014 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
July 11, 2014 Chicago United States United Center
July 14, 2014 San Antonio AT&T Center
July 16, 2014 Houston Toyota Center
July 17, 2014 Dallas American Airlines Center
July 19, 2014 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 21, 2014 Los Angeles Staples Center
July 22, 2014
July 30, 2014 Phoenix US Airways Center Lady Starlight
Babymetal
August 1, 2014 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
August 2, 2014 Stateline Harveys Outdoor Arena
August 4, 2014 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena Babymetal
August 6, 2014 Denver Pepsi Center
August 8, 2014[f] Seattle KeyArena
August 9, 2014[g] Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena
Asia[67][68]
August 13, 2014 Tokyo Japan Chiba Marine Stadium Lady Starlight
August 14, 2014 Lady Starlight
Momoiro Clover Z
August 16, 2014[h] Seoul South Korea Olympic Stadium
Oceania[67]
August 20, 2014 Perth Australia Perth Arena
August 23, 2014 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
August 24, 2014
August 26, 2014 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
August 30, 2014 Sydney Allphones Arena
August 31, 2014
Asia[67]
September 10, 2014 Dubai United Arab Emirates Meydan Racecourse
September 13, 2014 Tel Aviv Israel Yarkon Park
Europe[70]
September 16, 2014 Istanbul Turkey ITU Stadium
September 19, 2014 Athens Greece Olympic Stadium
September 23, 2014 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
September 24, 2014 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
September 27, 2014 Herning Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen
September 29, 2014 Oslo Norway Telenor Arena
September 30, 2014 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
October 3, 2014 Hamburg Germany O2 World
October 5, 2014 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
October 7, 2014 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
October 9, 2014 Berlin O2 World
October 15, 2014 Birmingham England National Indoor Arena
October 17, 2014 Dublin Ireland The O2
October 19, 2014 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro
October 21, 2014 Manchester England Phones 4u Arena
October 23, 2014 London The O2 Arena
October 25, 2014
October 26, 2014
October 30, 2014 Paris France Zénith
October 31, 2014
November 2, 2014 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
November 4, 2014 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
November 6, 2014 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
November 8, 2014 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
November 10, 2014 Lisbon Portugal MEO Arena
November 13, 2014 Birmingham England National Indoor Arena
November 16, 2014 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro
November 20, 2014 Sheffield England Motorpoint Arena
November 22, 2014 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
November 24, 2014 Paris France Bercy Arena
TOTAL 171,183 / 171,183 (100%) $13,932,755

Personnel

  • Lady Gaga – performer, vocalist, piano
  • Bobby Campbell – manager
  • Richard Jackson – visual director, choreographer
  • Brandon Maxwell – fashion director
  • Roy Bennett – production, lighting designer
  • Michael Bearden – musical director
  • Lacee Franks – creative co-ordinator
  • Alexander Delgado – art director
  • Vincent Herbert – manager for Streamline
  • Sonja Durham – managing director, Haus of Gaga
  • Ashley Gutierrez – personal assistant
  • Tara Savelo – make-up
  • Frederic Aspiras – hair stylist
  • Perry Meek – costume designer
  • Sandra Amador – stylist
  • Mary Jo Spillane – road manager
  • Peter van der Been – personal security
  • Robert Marshall – personal security

Personnel taken from ArtRave: The Artpop Ball tour book.[71]

Notes

  1. ^ The May 12, 2014 concert in Washington, D.C. at the Verizon Center was originally planned to take place on May 15, but was rescheduled to avoid any potential conflict with the Washington Wizards playoff game.[61]
  2. ^ The May 15, 2014 concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Wells Fargo Center was originally planned to take place on May 12 but was rescheduled to avoid any potential conflict with the Washington Wizards playoff game.[62]
  3. ^ The June 26, 2014 concert in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Marcus Amphitheater is a part of Summerfest 2014.[63]
  4. ^ The July 4, 2014 concert in Quebec City, Quebec at the Plains of Abraham is a part of the Festival d'été de Québec 2014.[64]
  5. ^ The July 5, 2014 concert in Ottawa, Ontario at the LeBreton Flats is a part of the Ottawa Bluesfest 2014.[65]
  6. ^ The concert at the KeyArena on August 8, 2014 was originally scheduled to take place on May 28, but was postponed due to Gaga having a severe case of bronchitis.[66]
  7. ^ The concert at the Rogers Arena on August 9, 2014 was originally scheduled to take place on May 30, but was postponed due to Gaga having a severe case of bronchitis.[66]
  8. ^ The August 16, 2014 concert in Seoul, South Korea at the Olympic Stadium is a part of the AIA Real Life: NOW Festival 2014.[69]

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